How to Care for your Vintage Acoustic Guitar
Brett Allen Studio Rental
Vintage acoustic guitars are delicate instruments that require special care and attention. If you’re lucky enough to own one of these beauties, it’s important to know how to properly care for it. While some maintenance tasks, such as cleaning and polishing, can be easily handled at home, others, such as restringing and adjusting the truss rod, are best left to a professional. By taking the time to properly care for your vintage acoustic guitar, you’ll ensure that it stays in top playing condition for years to come.
Vintage acoustic guitars are special instruments that require a different level of care than your average guitar. Your guitar is an investment that is well worth the effort it takes to maintain and improve it’s condition. While it’s important to keep all of your guitars in good condition, Vintage acoustics are particularly susceptible to damage because of their age and construction.
Here are some handy tips for keeping your vintage acoustic gear in shape:
First, Vintage acoustics are delicate instruments, so you should avoid using any harsh cleaning products or abrasives. Instead, gently wipe down your guitar with a soft, dry cloth after playing. If you need to clean the strings, use a mild soap and water solution.
Second, Vintage acoustics need to be kept in stable environmental conditions. Too much humidity can cause the wood to warp, while too little humidity can cause the wood to crack. You should also avoid exposing your Vintage acoustic to extreme temperatures, as this can also cause damage.
Third, Vintage acoustics should be restrung regularly – at least once a year – to avoid damaging the neck. When restringing your Vintage acoustic, be careful not to over-tighten the strings, as this can also cause damage.
There are some things you can do yourself to keep your guitar in top shape, such as cleaning the body and strings regularly and making sure the neck is always straight. However, there are also some things that should be left to a professional, such as restringing the guitar and setting the intonation. If you take care of your vintage acoustic guitar, it will provide you with years of enjoyment.
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